Who Lied and Said We Left the Garden of Eden? - Daniel Martin
Paperback: 132 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (August 12, 2008)
Who Lied and Said We Left the Garden of Eden: Memoirs of a Homeless Man is a book full of hope and survival after a rough start in life. This book is about learning the lessons of life the hard way. From drug and alcohol abuse to mental and physical abuse, Martin tells the story of how he finally found balance in his chaotic world.
The first half of this book deals with Martin's childhood - and to say he had a rough childhood would be an understatement. He was raised with a fanatical religious fervor and has ran the gamete from all types of abuse to petty crimes to homelessness, all by the time he was 18 years old. He also suffered through an unsuccessful marriage and several unsuccessful attempts at rehab.
The second half of the book focuses on the eventual successes of Martin's life. He is now clean and sober. He is happily married with children. And one of the biggest changes is his personal relationship with God. He no longer allows "religion" to rule his life, but looks to God as the ultimate creator.
Martin knows what it is like to struggle with the stigma of drug abuse and homelessness, but he was able to pull himself together and turn his life around. For that I give him high praise. This book teaches the lesson that everyone is worth saving, but sometimes change doesn't happen over night.
Who Lied and Said We Left the Garden of Eden is a heartwarming true story and good reading, not only for the average reader, but for people who are trying to overcome adversities in their lives.